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World Heroes 2 (c) 1993 ADK.

14 characters and 2 end bosses do battle in normal or death match modes.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0057

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3

=> [A] Punch, [B] Kick, [C] Body slam


Released in April 1993.

Captain Kidd is based on the real Captain William Kidd (1645-1701)

The last boss of this game was 'Baoh' from the manga called 'Baoh'!

The difficulty setting seems to have no effect on the game, the game is just as difficult on Level 1 as it is on Level 8!.

The 'Skinhead' Deathmatch level does not feature any trap or hazzard to look out for, however the loser in this particular ring will get his/her head shaven! :)

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (World Heroes 2 - PCCB-00122) on 18/06/1993.


* Alternate Costume Colors : Press B button when selecting a character.

* Most characters have a preset multi-hit combo that can be used by simply tapping the punch button many times while next to an enemy!

* Some characters that have hold-type throws (Kim Dragon, Ryoko, Muscle Power, Rasputin & J. Maximum) can drain LOTS of energy of a CPU controlled fighter by quickly shaking the joystick left or right while performing a hold! Oddly enough, this trick does not seem to work with some character's holds such as Janne, Captain Kidd & Mudman though!


1. World Heroes (1992)

2. World Heroes 2 (1993)

3. World Heroes 2 Jet (1994)

4. World Heroes Perfect (1995)


Producer : Kenji Sawatari

Planner : Kenji Sawatari, Yokoo

Director : Akira Ushizawa

Assistant Director : Sho (Y. Ono)

Main Programmers : Tat&MST (Tat.MST), Marbo (Toshi), Wizard Nogup

System Programmers : Eiji Fukatsu, Makio Chiba, E-Chan

Sound Programmer : Makio Chiba

Character Maker : Ryu Hiroyuki

Character Designers : Kazushige Hakamata, Takashi Hatono, Shinji Moriyama, Hideyuki Yamada, Yoshiaki Ono, Muneki Shiraishi, Yokoo, Hidemi Nagatomo, Hiroyuki Toda, Atsushi Kobayashi, Giga. S (R. Nakajima)

Scroll Designers : Kenichi Sakanishi, Takashi Egashira, Mitsunari Ishida, Katsue Matsuzaki, Rie Mori, Hideyuki Kusano, Yasuyuki Sohara

Demo Designers : Rie Mori, Koji Fujita, Masato Mitsuya

Music And Sound Effects Composers : Hideki Yamamoto, Hiroaki Shimizu, Yuka Watanabe

Voice Cast : Michio Ootani (Take), Shinji Miura (Take), Hitoshi Sogabe (Take), Akihiko Kawamoto (Take), Sanae Saitoh (Take), Shouzoh Nakano (Take), Kenji Takada (Take), Kimihiko Sakuma (Take), Yoshiyuki Tsukada (Take), Mari Kamimura (Take), Masato Mitsuya (Gekidan ADK), Yuka Watanabe (Gekidan ADK), Giga. S (R. Nakajima) (Gekidan ADK), Yoshiki Ono (Gekidan ADK), Takashi Hatono (Gekidan ADK)

Graphic Adviser : Tsutomu Maruyama

Executive Producer : Kazuo Arai

Special Guest : Koji T. Shimizu

Special Thanks : Yukio Gotoh, Shinichi Tamura, Hideo Kamoda, Teruaki Shirasawa, Akira IIdaka, Tomoko Oohira


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (June 4, 1993) [Model ALH-006]

SNK Neo-Geo [US] (June 4, 1993) [Model NGH-057]

Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (July 1, 1994) [Model SHVC-JI]

Nintendo Super Famicom [US] (September 1994) [Model SHVC-JI]

NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM [JP] (June 4, 1994) [Model HCD4063]

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (April 14, 1995) [Model ADCD-006]

SNK Neo-Geo CD [US] (1995)

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (October 18, 2007, "World Heroes Gorgeous [Model SLPS-25782]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (March 11, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology [Model SLUS-21725]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (September 25, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology")

Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (November 7, 2008, "World Heroes Anthology [Model SLES-55233]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 18, 2009, "World Heroes Gorgeous [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25933]")

Nintendo Wii [JP] (November 15, 2011, "Virtual Console")

* Computers :

FM Towns PC


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b5 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.143u4: Changed description to 'World Heroes 2 (ALM-006)(ALH-006)'.

- 0.35b3: Renamed (worlher2) to (wh2).

- 0.34b5: Added World Heroes 2 (ADK 1993).


Other Emulators:

* Calice

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula

Recommended Games (Fighter):

Street Smart

Violence Fight

Solitary Fighter

Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting 2

Art of Fighting 3

Fit of Fighting

Burning Rival

World Heroes

World Heroes 2

World Heroes 2 Jet

World Heroes Perfect

The History of Martial Arts

Fighter's History

Karnov's Revenge / Fighter's History Dynamite

Martial Champion

Power Instinct / Gouketsuji Ichizoku

Power Instinct 2

Groove on Fight - Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3

Gogetsuji Legends

Tao Taido

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Alien Challenge

Best Of Best

Kaiser Knuckle

Dragoon Might

Savage Reign


Breakers Revenge

Kizuna Encounter

SD Fighters

Touki Denshou -Angel Eyes-

JoJo's Venture

JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraie no Isan



Rage of the Dragons

Fist Of The North Star

Melty Blood Act Cadenza

Melty Blood Actress Again

Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf Achse

Romset: 18688 kb / 11 files / 8.41 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="wh2" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>World Heroes 2 (ALM-006)(ALH-006)</description>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
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              <rom name="sp-s.sp1" merge="sp-s.sp1" bios="euro-s1" size="131072" crc="c7f2fa45" sha1="09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="usa_2slt.bin" merge="usa_2slt.bin" bios="us" size="131072" crc="e72943de" sha1="5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-e.sp1" merge="sp-e.sp1" bios="us-e" size="131072" crc="2723a5b5" sha1="5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="asia-s3.rom" merge="asia-s3.rom" bios="asia" size="131072" crc="91b64be3" sha1="720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vs-bios.rom" merge="vs-bios.rom" bios="japan" size="131072" crc="f0e8f27d" sha1="ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-j2.sp1" merge="sp-j2.sp1" bios="japan-s2" size="131072" crc="acede59c" sha1="b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp1.jipan.1024" merge="sp1.jipan.1024" bios="japan-s1" size="131072" crc="9fb0abe4" sha1="18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-45.sp1" merge="sp-45.sp1" bios="mv1c" size="524288" crc="03cc9f6a" sha1="cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_3" size="131072" crc="b24b44a0" sha1="eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2" size="131072" crc="4fa698e9" sha1="682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="057-p1.p1" size="2097152" crc="65a891d9" sha1="ff8d5ccb0dd22c523902bb3db3c645583a335056" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="057-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="fcaeb3a4" sha1="1f3f85e38b8552333261c04ae5af0d6e3b310622" region="fixed" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="057-m1.m1" size="131072" crc="8fa3bc77" sha1="982f92978671e4ee66630948e6bb7565b37b5dc0" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="057-v1.v1" size="2097152" crc="8877e301" sha1="1bab988d74ea8fd12db201c257ec844622cf5f4e" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="057-v2.v2" size="2097152" crc="c1317ff4" sha1="4c28b2b5998abaeaa5143f2f3a9ba52c6041f4f3" region="ymsnd" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="057-c1.c1" size="2097152" crc="21c6bb91" sha1="a2c17d0c91dd59528d8fa7fe110af8b20b25ff99" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="057-c2.c2" size="2097152" crc="a3999925" sha1="0ee861a77850d378d03c1bf00b9692abd860c759" region="sprites" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="057-c3.c3" size="2097152" crc="b725a219" sha1="4857687d156a9150a69b97d2729245a51c144a0c" region="sprites" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="057-c4.c4" size="2097152" crc="8d96425e" sha1="0f79c868a6a33ad25e38d842f30ec4440d809033" region="sprites" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="057-c5.c5" size="2097152" crc="b20354af" sha1="da7609fd467f2f4d71d92970f438a04d11ab1cc1" region="sprites" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="057-c6.c6" size="2097152" crc="b13d1de3" sha1="7d749c23a33d90fe50279e884540d71cf1aaaa6b" region="sprites" offset="800001"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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